Monday, July 17, 2006

Yo, Blair!

For those of us who think that the president's scripted addresses are mouthbreathingly stupid, it's always nice to see that he can stoop much lower when he's on his own.
As he chats with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Bush expresses amazement that it will take Putin and an unidentified leader just as long to fly home to Moscow as it will take him to fly back to Washington. Putin’s reply could not be heard.

“You eight hours? Me too. Russia’s a big country and you’re a big country. Takes him eight hours to fly home. Not Coke, diet Coke. ... Russia’s big and so is China. Yo Blair, what’re you doing? Are you leaving,” Bush said.

Bush thanked Blair for a gift of a sweater and joked that he knew Blair had picked it out personally. “Absolutely,” Blair responded, with a laugh.

Bush, a stickler for keeping to his schedule, could also be heard telling Putin, “We’ve got to keep this thing moving. I have to leave at 2:15. They want me out of town so to free up your security forces.”

Bush also remarked that some of the speakers at the meeting had the tendency to talk too long.
TBogg has a nice summation of what's wrong with all this. It's not that the president dared to use profanity -- the angle that all the major media outlets are seizing on -- it's that the rest of his language is little better than curse words either.

Seriously, the last time I heard the phrase "Yo, Blair!" it came out of this person's mouth. Same crude outlook, same mental stature. But sad to say, I'm pretty sure she'd do a better job as Commander in Chief than this guy.


sideshow bob said...

Totally agree with you, Otto. Christ, at least he could quit stuffing his face while talking about matters of international import.

That audio reminds me of Homer talking to Hugh in the episode where Lisa sees her future wedding.

Smitty said...

"Russia's big and so is China."

Wow. Astounding. He has a very firm third-grade grasp of geography.

Otto Man said...

One of the media reports referred to his "light banter about his preference for Diet Coke." As you can see, the "light banter" was just him grunting "Not Cok, Diet Coke."

Shit, by those standards, "Hulk Smash!" was the St. Crispin's Day speech from Henry V.

Otto Man said...

That should be "Coke" not "Cok."

Though the thought of him saying "Not Cock" is almost as funny as what he actually did.

Bob said...


I tried to watch the video, but its just way too painful. I cannot handle watching this moron who, to other people in this world, represents me.

The agony.

Otto Man said...

Seriously, I get no love for the Facts of Life reference? Tough crowd....

Thrillhous said...

I'm just now seeing this post. You definitely get major props for the Facts of Life thing. I haven't thought about that show in a while.

But wasn't Blair the ditsy attractive one on Facts? I don't remember Nancy Mckenon's character's name, but wasn't she the hard-nosed lady who was soft on the inside? I recall she got into a fancy college.

So many memories. I should look up Mindy Cohen.

Otto Man said...

Blair Warner was the rich bitch, and Jo Polniaczek was the gritty, working-class kid. And yet, in this beautiful land of ours, they came together to become friends.